Down The TBR Hole #187

 

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go

I am going to remove sequels for books when I haven’t read book one.  They may or may not get added back later.

 

I’m getting to more recent books now and won’t be removing as many.  Because of this, I’m not going to do 20 per post.  Probably 10.

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Blog Tour for The Firebird Song by Arnée Flores (earc review)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Firebird Song by Arnée Flores.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.

 

The Firebird Song by Arnée Flores

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Publishing Date: June 1, 2021

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Blog Tour for Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean (earc review)

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Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother, it’s always been Izumi—or Izzy, because “It’s easier this way”—and her mom against the world. But then Izzy discovers a clue to her previously unknown father’s identity… and he’s none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. Which means outspoken, irreverent Izzy is literally a princess.

In a whirlwind, Izzy travels to Japan to meet the father she never knew and discover the country she always dreamed of. But being a princess isn’t all ball gowns and tiaras. There are conniving cousins, a hungry press, a scowling but handsome bodyguard who just might be her soulmate, and thousands of years of tradition and customs to learn practically overnight.

Izzy soon finds herself caught between worlds, and between versions of herself—back home, she was never “American” enough, and in Japan, she must prove she’s “Japanese” enough. Will Izumi crumble under the weight of the crown, or will she live out her fairytale, happily ever after?

TOKYO EVER AFTER is equal parts hilarious coming of age story, swoon-worthy enemies to lovers  romance (brooding bodyguard alert!), and heartfelt fish-out-of-water tale about family, identity, and  finding your place in the world.

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Blog Tour for Made in Korea by Sarah Suk (review and giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Made in Korea by Sarah Suk.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.

 

Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: May 18, 2021

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Championess by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas (promo post)

 

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Championess is based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson, a female bare-knuckle boxer in 18th century  London. Elizabeth, reimagined as half-Indian, and her sister Tess struggle to make ends meet and cover Tess’s  debts. While Elizabeth works odd jobs at the local newspaper, the only way she knows how to make enough  money to help them survive is her true passion, bareknuckle boxing. With Tess’s support, Elizabeth trains at the  boxing facility of one of the most famous retired boxers and the only real fight promoter of any notoriety, James  Figg. As Elizabeth trains with Figg and James Stokes, she confronts her personal demons of what destroyed her  family and comes to terms with being the first half-Indian female boxer in a white male world.  

Writers: Kelly Zekas & Tarun Shanker 

Artist: Amanda Perez Puentes 

Editor: Legendary Comics’ Nikita Kannekanti 

Legendary Comics YA’s forthcoming graphic novel, Championess, is to be adapted into a television series by new  UK-based production company Watford & Essex. In November, the formation of Watford & Essex, the joint  venture between Legendary Entertainment and acclaimed showrunners Emma Frost and Matthew  Graham (“Life On Mars,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “The White Queen,” “The Spanish Princess,” “Doctor Who” and “The  Man In The High Castle”) was announced. The company launched with a slate of ten projects in development  including Championess

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Blog Tour for Off the Record by Camryn Garrett (promo)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Off the Record by Camryn Garret.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.

 

Off the Record by Camryn Garrett

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: May 18, 2021

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Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber (book promo)

 

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Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber

Sarah loves basketball more than anything. Crushing it on the court makes her feel like she matters. And it’s the only thing that helps her ignore how much it hurts when her mom forgets to feed her.

But lately Sarah can’t even play basketball right. She’s slower now and missing shots she should be able to make. Her body doesn’t feel like it’s her own anymore. She’s worried that changing herself back to how she used to be is the only way she can take control over what’s happening.

When Sarah’s crush asks her to be partners in a cooking competition, she feels pulled in a million directions. She’ll have to dig deep to stand up for what she needs at home, be honest with her best friends, and accept that she doesn’t need to change to feel good about herself.

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Goodreads Monday 5/17/21

 

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

It’s getting hard to remember which ones I’ve done already, so I’m sorry if you see a book pop up on these more than once.  It will happen.  Probably a lot.

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Down The TBR Hole #186

 

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go

I am going to remove sequels for books when I haven’t read book one.  They may or may not get added back later.

 

I’m getting to more recent books now and won’t be removing as many.  Because of this, I’m not going to do 20 per post.  Probably 10.

Continue reading “Down The TBR Hole #186”

Blog Tour for Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton (review and quotes)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.

 

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary

Publishing Date: May 11, 2021

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